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Recommendations on reducing plastic and Styrofoam use in Jamaica within 100 days

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 11:02 AM

A multi-stakeholder committee to look into measures to reduce plastic and Styrofoam use in Jamaica is to present its recommendations within 100 days.

The committee was announced by Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, during his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday.

It’s being chaired by Director, Mona GeoInformatics Institute, University of the West Indies, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee.

In October 2016, Samuda led a Private Member’s Motion regarding the banning of imports of single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam.

The issue of the use of plastic and styrofoam has received more attention in recent times following flooding in the Corporate Area after short periods of rain.